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Opportunities for Integrating Underground Railways into Low Carbon Urban Energy Networks
This paper (2019) reviews how secondary energy sources in urban areas can be integrated into heating and cooling networks, with emphasis on underground rail tunnels. This involves investigating potential urban waste heat sources and the existing state-of-the-art technologies that could be applied to efficiently recover this secondary energy, as well as analyzing how district heating and cooling networks have been a key mechanism to allow for a smooth transition from current fossil fuel based to future low-carbon energy sources.
Authors: Henrique Lagoeiro, Akos Revesz, Gareth Davies, Graeme Maidment (School of Engineering, London South Bank University); Daniel Curry, Gareth Faulks and Michal Murawa (Transport for London)
Keywords: waste heat recovery; district energy; heat networks; heat pumps; railway tunnels; London Underground; low-carbon heating
- Waste heat
Type of Content
- Scientific article